December 29, 2013
WASN'T IT SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE A CLUB MED BY NOW?:
Rescue of icebound Antarctic ship faces setback (KRISTEN GELINEAU, 12/29/13, Associated Press)
Posted by Orrin Judd at December 29, 2013 4:05 PMA Chinese icebreaker that was en route to rescue a ship trapped in Antarctic ice was forced to turn back on Saturday after being unable to push its way through the heavy sea ice.The Snow Dragon icebreaker came within 7 miles (11 kilometers) of the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been stuck since Christmas Eve, but had to retreat after the ice became too thick, said expedition spokesman Alvin Stone.
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